Prodigy - Bubble Aerial Hoop
The Bubble Aerial Hoop is also known as a Taco top/tab hoop.
UK-made and fully certified by independent safety testers.
Note: All sizes listed are the EXTERNAL diameter of the Hoop. For the internal measurement deduct 5 cm (2 inches) from the external diameter.
WHY is this THE RIGHT AERIAL HOOP FOR ME?
A Bubble Aerial Hoop will offer you some unique and exciting possibilities for training and performance.
The Bubble at the top allows you to rig from the centre point AND grip the top bar with one or two hands. You can also perform crowd-pleasing Meat-Hooks from the top of the hoop!
The ability to hold the very centre of the top bar and the bottom bar also allows you to perform Flags and Horizontal Splits.
We have designed and tested the Bubble at the top to allow for a comfortable grip in the centre of the top bar with two hands, meaning you can straddle comfortably. While there is enough space inside the Bubble for two hands, it won’t get in the way when you need to hock on to the top bar.
Another benefit of the Bubble is you do not have any metal-on-metal rigging right at the top of your hoop!
which size do I NEED?
You can see our size guide for a standard Aerial Hoop here.
This size guide will generally apply to a Bubble Aerial Hoop, but you might also want to consider going up a size if you intend to use this hoop for doubles.
How do I rig this Aerial Hoop?
You will need to choke a Polyester Strop or PolySafe Rope from the centre of the Bubble. If you are using the Bubble Aerial Hoop bare (without tape), you will need to put tape at the point where you choke the strop.
In some circumstances, you could use a nylon sling, but this would not usually be recommended. You could use these in a performance if you need rigging which is less visible to the audience.
If you do not want the Bubble Aerial Hoop to spin, you need to connect your strop/rope to your anchor point with a carabiner. We recommend this when you want to keep a hoop rigged from one point facing an audience. We also recommend this if you’re using a Prodigy Rig for training.
If you need the Bubble Aerial Hoop to spin, you need a carabiner at the top of the rope/strop, which can be connected to a swivel and then another carabiner securing your anchor point.
For more information on how to hang your hoop, check out our information page here and watch the video below, made by our friends at circusrigging.info.
do I NEED ANYTHING ELSE?
A safe rigging point to attach to is essential. We have comprehensive information to help you here.
Aside from a rigging point, there are optional accessories and essential rigging gear. What you need for each type of Aerial Hoop varies. If you have any questions, we are happy to help. We recommend items like tape, grip aids, & hand loop straps. See more recommendations at the bottom of this page.
The Bubble is approx. 20cm across and 8cm from the top of the hoop, giving plenty of space for a two hand grip.
Made from 1” diameter 10G tubing which equals 25.4mm with approx. 3.2mm wall. TIG welded with mild steel filler rod, root and then cap welds done on the top and bottom joining welds. Top weld has a solid mild steel insert to back the weld.
Powder coated with a matte black finish, which looks great and protects the steel and is easy to wipe clean. Ready to use with or without tape.
Everything above assumes you have a suitable and safe rigging point to attach to, like a professionally installed rigging point or a reputable and rated freestanding rig. Not every home/studio will be the same so we cannot advise on this part. If you haven’t established a safe rigging point, then please do this first with the help of a structural engineer/experienced rigger/professional familiar with what you're hanging and where you're hanging it. You can find some more information on how to install at home here and general aerial safety here.
UK MADE, TESTED, AND CERTIFIED
- UK designed and made
- Regularly safety tested at independent & certified testing facilities
- Working Load Limit (WLL) when rigged on a simulated single point hang: 160kg Factor Of Safety (FOS) 5:1
- Working Load Limits are based on permanent deflection. Never exceed the manufacturers WLL.
- 100cm - 6kg
- 95cm - 5.6kg
- 90cm - 5.4kg
|Country of Manufacture||UK|
|Tubing Diameter||1" (25.4mm)|
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